Sweets Can Kill You

There is a huge gap between living in the 1990s and living in the 2000s. From music to fashion, you name it. Also, people’s perception of beauty has changed drastically and so the rise of the health experts as well is dramatic.

Life before was not that complicated because people did not give a shit about their looks and their food intake. People were not paranoid. Even though there are health/fashion/food magazine, the articles were not exagerrated. Nowadays people can not eat without asking how much calories the food has. Kids can not even enjoy a small piece of chocolate because their parents are worried that sugar makes them hyper and whiny.

Today I had an argument with someone about disciplining kids. Funny though because neither of us do not have kids! Anyway, according to him kids should only get chocolates/candies on Saturdays because kids are more active before than today.

Yes it is true that children before are more active than the children of today, but I think this argument is just an excuse to avoid exerting more effort into disciplining the kids, in my opinion. I do not think that giving them a small amount of candy on a Monday would make them spoiled.

Instead of counting calories, can’t we just go out and play? Eat when we get hungry. Drink when we get thirsty. Indulge in sweets (in moderation) if we wanted too?

Can’t we simply just enjoy life?

GERD

My first week at school for this semester started well. I was really enthusiastic and motivated to learn new stuff, meet new people and to be challenged again. In fact I started reading for the exams in November! (psychooo me!)  But seriously, I’m grabbing that opportunity to avoid so much stress before the exams.

The UIS Campus

However, sometimes we can’t avoid the obstacles that are tied up together with our perseverance. It is like God is testing our faith in a different way.

Last week, I had to get an immediate appointment with my doctor because I had some problems with my breathing and my tummy and I was already cold sweating because of panic. My doctor asked me what was wrong, so I explained everything, that it’s hard to breathe and etc. He listened to my breathing, felt my tummy and my neck. Then he concluded that I might have GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease/ acid reflux). He wrote out Lansoprazol for me and he said that I should come back to him after six weeks.

 
A peak inside the bottle.

I’m taking this for 4 days now and I can say that it works. I’m so happy that I don’t have to worry about my breathing and my stomach anymore. Having GERD is not easy because the duration of medication is quite long and depressing, also the person who is suffering should practice self discipline. It means that I should avoid drinking sodas, coffee, alcoholic beverages and eating too much. Sounds boring but believe me or not I have done it for almost 2 weeks now and before I went to my doctor, so discipline is possible if you really want to achieve something.

 For more info about GERD click here.